ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG, 44-STATE COALITION MOVE TO UNSEAL GENERIC DRUG PRICE FIXING COMPLAINT
(Hartford, CT) – Connecticut Attorney General William Tong and 43 other state attorneys general moved today to unseal their complaint against Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 of the nation's largest generic drug manufacturers. The complaint, filed on May 10 in U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, alleges a broad conspiracy to artificially inflate and manipulate prices, reduce competition and unreasonably restrain trade for more than 100 different drugs.
"We are moving to unseal this complaint because the public deserves to see the evidence we have. We all ask ourselves why drug prices are so high, and these redacted emails and other records go a long way to answering that enduring question. We are proceeding aggressively with this case, as well as our expanding and ongoing industry-wide investigation. The companies and individuals who orchestrated this scheme must be held accountable," said Attorney General William Tong.
This complaint is the second to be filed in an ongoing, expanding investigation that the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General has referred to as possibly the largest cartel case in the history of the United States. The first complaint was similarly filed under seal initially, and later released in full with permission from the court.